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| shipname = HMS Clacton
 
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| shipowner = Admiralty
 
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| shipbuilder = Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
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| shipyardnumber = 488
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| shipcompleted = 1904
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| shipinservice = 7 Oct 1914
 
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| shipoutofservice = 3 Aug 1916  
 
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| shiptype = Auxiliary minesweeper
 
| shiptype = Auxiliary minesweeper
 
| shiptonnage = 820 tons
 
| shiptonnage = 820 tons
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==Remarks==
 
==Remarks==
Participated in the Gallioli Campaign of 1915, and afterwards remained active in the Aegean Sea until it was sunk on 3 Aug 1916 by U Boat U73 at Chai Aghizi in the northern Aegean Sea. Was used to evacuate walking and lightly wounded from Gallipoli, possibly to the hospitals at Mudross on Lemnos Island.
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A passenger ship converted to Auxiliary minesweeper, the Clacton participated in the Gallioli Campaign of 1915, and afterwards remained active in the Aegean Sea until it was sunk on 3 Aug 1916 by U Boat U73 at Chai Aghizi in the northern Aegean Sea with the loss of 5 personnel. Was used to evacuate walking and lightly wounded from Gallipoli, possibly to the hospitals at Mudross on Lemnos Island.
  
 
===Armament===
 
===Armament===

Latest revision as of 15:23, 30 June 2020

HMS Clacton
HMS Clacton.jpg
Wrecksite.eu
History
Name HMS Clacton
Owner Admiralty
Builder Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull
Yard number 488
Completed 1905
In service 7 Oct 1914
Out of service 3 Aug 1916
Reclassified Minesweeper, mercantile conversion
Fate Torpedoed and sunk 1917
General characteristics
Type Auxiliary minesweeper
Tonnage 820 tons
Length 74.7m
Beam 9.5m
Propulsion 2 screw
Speed 13.5 knots



Remarks

A passenger ship converted to Auxiliary minesweeper, the Clacton participated in the Gallioli Campaign of 1915, and afterwards remained active in the Aegean Sea until it was sunk on 3 Aug 1916 by U Boat U73 at Chai Aghizi in the northern Aegean Sea with the loss of 5 personnel. Was used to evacuate walking and lightly wounded from Gallipoli, possibly to the hospitals at Mudross on Lemnos Island.

Armament

2 x 12 pounders

Battle Honours

  • Gallipoli

Soldiers carried

Gallipoli to Mudross 30 May 1915